Media Watch – April 9

By on 09/04/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

University of Birmingham Library designs (Birmingham Mail)- Despite criticism of the design from some members, Planning committee have approved proposals to demolish the existing library and build a new one

Base Birmingham (Birmingham Mail) More than  600 delegates to attend this inaugural major conference in the city on Thursday, examining ways of boosting economic growth by delivering the green/low carbon agenda. Cllr McKay to welcome delegates

£1.2m grant approved for Birmingham Assay Office building (Jewellery Focus) The council has approved a £1.2m ERDF grant towards a new building for the Assay Office

Birmingham to play host to top Paralympic athletes (BBC Online) Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium will host the 2013 IPC Athletic’s Grand Prix Final, featuring some of the world’s best Paralympic athletes

Regional Headlines:

Police force abandons sharing plans (BBC online) – Staffordshire Police abandon plans to share services with the West Midlands force after a review ordered by their Police and Crime Commissioner

Manufacturers urged to expand exports (Industrial Technology)  - Midlands based manufacturing network Made in the Midlands is urging businesses to expand their export strategies and to start thinking global

National Headlines:

Tributes paid to Margaret Thatcher- widespread coverage of the death of the former prime minister

Plan to slash legal aid spending – consultation launched on plans to save £220m from the criminal legal aid bill

UK retailers ration baby milk – retailers in the UK are rationing sales of powdered baby milk because of a surge in demand in China

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